Wednesday 31 October 2012

Happy Haunting

It’s that time of year again when all the ghosts and goolies come out eeeeeek!

Hagather Witch from Just Inklined may just be flying over your roof tops tonight so keep a look out for her.


I used the Letraset Neon Markers to spice up the colours on kraft card stock Lost and Found papers and 1" Reversible Satin Ribbon with Stitched Edge from Ribbon Carousel.

My Grandson Jack is all set with his costume and his Mam and Auntie Natalie are taking him trick or treating and they had great fun carving pumkins out last night so I’ll get some pictures for you.

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Tuesday 30 October 2012

Promarker Winter Limited Edition Winner

It seams so long since I offered this prize and I almost forgot to choose a winner, that was of course until the marker fell off my table to give me the reminder.

The cards I made with the winter set

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and the winner

BloggerPeeJay said...

Such delicate colours and beautiful work - as ever, Jak. This set have got to be a 'must have' addition to the collection.

PeeJay please send me your address and I’ll pop them in the post for you big congrats.

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Monday 29 October 2012

I’m Back

We are back, we had a little delay due to hurricane Sandy and having said that I am praying that my US friends are safe and well. Our last week had a big weather change due to this and we were told that it was A Perfect Storm scenario that was happening so fingers crossed that this hasn’t affected any of you.

I won’t bore you with all my holiday snaps but I did take some panoramic photos of where we were staying.

The first two are from our balcony


Isn’t it beautiful?


These two are from the side of our suite


The one below made me giggle as Chris decided to run around the back of me so he could be in the picture twice, he’s such fun to be with.


This was the walk to the pool.


And this one was one of the bars on the way to the pool.


The main pool, that bit in the middle with the white posts is a Jacuzzi


This is the walk leading up to the reception.


and a closer view.


Part of the reception from the pool walk


And the view from the reception desk.


All in all a beautiful place.

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Saturday 27 October 2012

My First Margarita

As most of you know, I'm not a drinker, however if I was I think this would be my tipple. My American friends drove me crazy taking about them an me not knowing how they tasted I made it my mission to try one this holiday.


So lemon was my flavour and boy was it good, I loved the salt around the rim of the glass too. If you haven't yet tried one, give it a whirl.


Friday 26 October 2012

Brazilian Night

I really didn't know what to expect, I don't think I've every had a Brazilian meal, at least not knowingly.

We were booked in at 6:30 and thankfully the room had air conditioning and believe me when I say it was so, so needed.

We were greeted at the door by Leona, our favourite waitress.


Such a lovely girl, we had our starter, lots of tasters, one was a prawn salad which was finger licking good.

The main course was meat skewers, jacket potato, corn on the cob and a tomato based side salad and a gorgeous spicy dressing, they just kept coming around with the meat skewers, pork, chicken, beef, sirloin lamb and prawns, totally delicious.

So onto the sweet, I thought it best that I gave you a visual for this.

The evening was a wonderful success so much so I had to try the hat for myself.


Wednesday 24 October 2012

Love you Daddy

I thought this was quite apt as it will be my own Dads memorial on 29th and I miss him so very much.

Love you Daddy is by Mo’s Digital Pencil and every time I look at it I’m reminded of how special Dads are.

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Coloured with Copic markers and prisma pencils

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Ribbon is vintage seam binding from Ribbon Carousel and the papers are The Sweetest Thing

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The crochet flowers came from a friend Ursula aren’t they beautiful?

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Tuesday 23 October 2012

Puerto Plata Splatter

To we have had big storms, so much so that I have come to the conclusion that the Puerto Plata Splatter is the storms they have and not the dicky tummy runs.
Believe me though that the rain storms are a relief when they do come as the heat here is really something else. Even when is does rain it is still beautiful, normally out of our patio you can see the the horizon between the sea and the sky but not today.

And yet I still managed to get sunburnt shoulders while shooting archery, oh yes and I won.
I was telling Lauren (daughter) that she would love it here, the children's club is brilliant, we were watching them having fun today.
This is also just out of our patio.



Monday 22 October 2012

The Art of Towel Folding

We see napkin folding all the time and let's face it, there is some amazing folds.

Our maid here on holiday has her own amazing folding skills and each day we see something new appear.


It is always a pleasure to come back to our room and have the surprise of freshly folded towels.

The Cobra

The Bird in the Nest


Kissing Swans

The Bride

So nice I got it twice.

Aren't they wonderful?



Sunday 21 October 2012

Poolside Light Show

Thursday evening was the light show and it had an amazing atmosphere, all of the tables were set by the poolside for evening dinner and entertainment.
Even some of the hotels guests were roped in to make the evening a success.
This is guests and entertainment staff doing their stuff.
Also a fire eater, better him than me in this heat.

After this fire eating flame blower was the dancers, very clever when you think it was a floating stage.
It went on into the early hours but we left it there, too old or just simply too tired to see it to the end.
And a new towel fold for today.

Saturday 20 October 2012

Singing so Beautifully–Winter Limited Edition Promarkers

Or maybe the Cats Chorus.

Another card made with the Winter Limited Edition ProMarkers by Letraset 

I used Singing so Beautifully by Mo’s Digital pencil for my image and used the Polar Blue and the Icicles for the grey/blue cat and the Eggnog and sandstone for the gingerish cat

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Satin Scalloped Edge Ribbon is from Ribbon Carousel and also the All is Bright Papers and tag

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Well that is nearly a full week of my holiday gone already, I’ll be like a bronzed beached whale laying beside the pool.

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Friday 19 October 2012

Meeting Leona Lewis

Who would have believed it?

It seems that you shouldn't cross Simon Cowell, Leona has had to take up a part time job to make ends meet.

However we are so pleased we met her, lovely lady.


Thursday 18 October 2012

Dream Team Blog Hop of the Month

Its that time of the month when the Mo’s Dream Team come together and do a special project to give you a little inspiration and hopefully some Oooo’s and Awes along the way.

Mos hop

This Months theme for the Blog Hop is use an animal in a Christmas card and Gretha  is our host and that is where the blog hop begins.

you should have land here from Pops  

I used Jingle Bells for my card and it can be found at Mo’s Digital Pencil  

Can you hear the howls?

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Papers are from my stash (can’t remember the make) Coloured up with Promarker by letraset, copic and prisma pencils.

Ribbon from Ribbon Carousel and pearls from Mei Flower 

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Now I am the dogs tail so to speak and the last on the blog hop, but if you haven’t seen all of the others then you need to start at Gretha

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there is a couple of spot prizes on comments left

Hopefully while you are reading this, I will be lying by the pool like a beached whale sipping my first ever Margarita.

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